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Vanderbilt University

Vanderbilt University School of Nursing

Nashville, TN

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Overview

Vanderbilt University / Vanderbilt University School of Nursing is located in Nashville, TN, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Science in Nursing/Master of Theological Studies (MSN/MTS)
Master of Science in Nursing/Master of Divinity (MSN/M Div)
Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Nursing practice
Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) Adult-gerontology acute care nurse practitioner Intensivist
Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) Adult-gerontology acute care nurse practitioner Hospitalist
(Post-Master's Certificate) Nursing
Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) Emergency nurse practitioner
Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) Psychiatric-mental health nurse practitioner
Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) Pediatric acute care nurse practitioner
Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) Nurse midwifery/family nurse practitioner
Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) Nursing informatics
Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) Family nurse practitioner
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Nursing science
Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) Pediatric primary care nurse practitioner
Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) Women's health nurse practitioner/adult gerontology primary care nurse practitioner
Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) Adult-gerontology primary care nurse practitioner
Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) Women's health nurse practitioner
Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) Neonatal nurse practitioner
Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) Healthcare leadership
Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) Nurse midwifery

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 319
Doctoral Degrees 47

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? No
Distance learning programs available? Yes
Terminal master's degree available? No

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

1,210
Applied
694
Accepted
473
Enrolled
57%

Applying

50
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline November 1st November 1st Yes

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test (taken within the past 5 years)
Master's Degree Requirements Minimum B average in undergraduate course work, 3 letters of recommendation
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test
Doctoral Degree Requirements Interview, 3 letters of recommendation from doctorally-prepared faculty, MSN, essay

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 570
IELTS: Required IELTS Paper score: 7

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards March 1
Types of financial support available Scholarship and/or loans

Student Body

888
Total Graduate Students
43%
International Breakout (representing other countries)
56%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 5.41%
Black or African American 4.5%
White or Caucasian 80%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.11%
Asian 3.04%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.45%
Two or more races 3.72%
Unknown 1.01%

Gender

Male (11%)
Female (88%)

Faculty

613
Total faculty
Full-time - 292
Part-time - 321
Male (93)
Female (520)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Lymphedema, palliative care and bereavement, health services research including workforce, safety and quality of care, gerontology, better birth outcomes including nutrition
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
1,987,288

Location & Contact

Address Godchaux Hall
461 21st Avenue South
Nashville, TN  37240
United States
Contact Dr. Linda Norman
Dean
Email: linda.norman@vanderbilt.edu
Phone: 615-343-8876
Fax: 615-343-7711